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Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2006
Total Production: 564
Unitary Cost: EUR€90 million   (USD$103 million)
Also Known As: C-16, EF-2000A, Eurofighter, FGR4, Project Salam and Typhoon F2
Origin: Germany, Italy, Spain and United Kingdom
Corporations: Airbus Group, Alenia Aeronautica, BAE Systems and Eurofighter GmbH*   (*) lead contractor
Parent System: Eurofighter
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2006
Total Production: 570
Total Cost: USD$60 billion
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Description: The Typhoon, formerly known as Eurofighter, is a twin-engine, delta-canard, multi-role fighter designed to perform a wide variety of missions. It will perform dogfight and beyond visual range air-to-air engagements, as well as air-to-ground/surface missions employing precision guided bombs and missiles. These missions will be carried out in all-weather conditions, day/night and in heavy countermeasures environments. The Typhoon has been designed to perform take off and landing operations on short runways (700 meters). The Typhoon multi-role fighter will feature a high survivability thanks to EuroDASS integrated defensive system and low aircraft radar and infrared signatures. The Meteor long range air-to-air missile will help to achieve improved survivability increasing air-to-air engagement ranges and conferring first-shot capability against current non-stealth aircraft. This advanced missile will also improve air defense performance of the Typhoon multi-role fighter.

The CAPTOR pulse-Doppler radar and PIRATE Infrared sensor will provide multi-spectral situational awareness. The CAPTOR will provide air-to-air and air-to-surface modes and PIRATE will provide detection capability against stealth aircraft and missiles as well as Infrared search and track capability for dogfight engagements. The Typhoon aircraft has 13 external load stations and an internally mounted 27mm BK 27 gun. Typically the Typhoon will carry two external fuel tanks and the remaining hard points will be used to load weaponry or pods. It will be capable of load a wide range of weaponry such as IRIS-T, ASRAAM, AIM-120, Meteor, Sidewinder, Taurus, Storm Shadow, Brimstone, HARM, Harpoon, Mavercik ALARM, ANF, and Armiger missiles and Paveway, JDAM, SDB, and AASM bombs.

The single-seat Typhoon multi-role fighter will be able to perform surveillance, air defense, deep strike, close air support, anti-ship, and reconnaissance missions. The United Kingdom, Germany, Italy and Spain have plans to purchase up to 620 Typhoons, excluding options. Greece and Austria intend to purchase 60+30 and 24 Typhoons respectively. The new aircraft will replace Jaguar, Mirage F1, F-4, MiG-29, F-104, F-5, and Tornado aircraft in service in many European Air Forces beginning in 2003 through 2014. As of December 2004, the first batch of Typhoon fighter aircraft was being executed with 34 of the 148 aircraft already delivered to the four-nation Air Forces and some 50 in the final assembly expected to be delivered soon. The second tranche, comprising 236 aircraft, was being negotiated between the four partner nations.

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the second tranche of Eurofighter-Typhoon aircraft was signed between NATO Eurofighter and Tornado Management Agency (NETMA) and Eurofighter Jagdflugzeuge GmbH on December 17, 2004. The agreement worth €14 billion will deliver 236 multi-role standard Eurofighter aircraft featuring new software and state-of-the-art weaponry. Of the 236 aircraft to be manufactured under second batch United Kingdom will receive 89, Germany 68, Italy 46 and Spain 33. In Addition, the first export customer, Austria, will receive 18 tranche 2 Eurofighters with multi-role air-to-air and air-to-ground capabilities. Deliveries will occur from 2008 onwards.

EADS announced on 14-Feb-2005 that the first single-seater Eurofighter intended for air defense missions was officially handed over to the German Air Force. The single-seater aircraft features direct voice input technology to reduce the pilot workload. The Spanish Air Force received the first single-seater Eurofighter in December 2004. The Italian Air Force took delivery of single-seater aircraft in January 2005. As of February 2005, 30 Eurofighter in both configurations single and twin-seater aircraft had been delivered to the four partner nations: Germany, Spain, Italy and the United Kingdom. EADS Military Aircraft handed over the first full operational single-seat Eurofighter/Typhoon to German Air Force, Luftwaffe, Fighter Wing 73 (JG 73) 'Steinhoff' in Laage near Rostock on Friday, April 8, 2005. This first aircraft was fitted for a wide range of air defense missions and was the 35th aircraft delivered under Eurofighter's Tranche 1 contract. On 31 March 2006 the RAF announced the formation of the 3(F) Squadron equipped with Typhoon multi-mission aircraft near coinciding with the anniversary of the RAF formation on 1 April 1918. The first Typhoon-equipped squadron is based at RAF Conningsby in Lincolnshire.

Typhoon Specifications

Crew: 1
Number of Engines: 2
Service Life Flight Hours: 6,000
Wing Area: 50 square meter (538 square foot)
Height: 5.28 meter (17.3 foot)
Length: 16.0 meter (52 foot)
Main Gun Caliber: 27 millimeter
Wingspan: 11.1 meter (36.4 foot)
Ceiling: 55,000 foot (16,764 meter)
Max Range: 2,778 kilometer (1,500 nautical mile)
Radius of Operation: 1,350 kilometer (729 nautical mile)
Cruise Speed: 0.90 mach (1,076 kph)
Supercruise Speed: 1.10 mach
Top Speed at High Altitude: 2 mach (2,391 kph)
Empty Weight: 9,999 kilogram (22,044 pound)
Max Takeoff Thrust: 40,500 pound (18,371 kilogram)
Max Takeoff Weight: 23,000 kilogram (50,705 pound)
Payload: 6,500 kilogram (14,330 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Typhoon News

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18 Feb 2003 and 23 May 2019
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Thursday, May 23, 2019RAF Typhoons to Get BriteCloud 55 Expendable Active Decoys
Monday, February 25, 2019Spanish Air Force Takes Delivery of First Upgraded Tranche 1 Eurofighter
Friday, February 8, 2019Royal Air Force Tornado to Retire Tornado Gr4 Aircraft Fleet by March
Monday, December 10, 2018RAF Typhoon Takes to the Skies Armed with Meteor Air-to-Air Missiles
Thursday, November 15, 2018MBDA Successfully Conducts First Test Launch of Marte ER Anti-Ship Missile
Wednesday, July 25, 2018Saab to Develop SDS Countermeasures Dipenser for RAF Typhoon Jets
Monday, July 16, 2018Royal Air Force to Get Tempest 6G Combat Aircraft by 2035
Wednesday, April 25, 2018Airbus and Dassault to Develop FCAS Combat Aircraft System
Tuesday, April 24, 2018Airbus Offers Eurofighter as German Air Force Tornado Replacement
Tuesday, March 27, 2018United Kingdom Orders Brimstone 2 Missile to Arm Typhoon Jets

Operators & Related Equipment

Original order was for 180 but reduced to only 143
Feb 2018128all models
2017130all models
Feb 2013100
201289all variants
200626all variants
Original order was for 121 aircraft but reduced to only 96
Aircraft ordered in September 2015
Aircraft ordered in December 2012 (12) to be delivered by 2017
Agreement reached in September 2017
Saudi Arabia72
The procurement of 87 Eurofighters by the Spanish Air Force was valued at 7.86 billion Euro but the program's scope was reduced to 73 aircraft
United Kingdom160
Original order was for 232 aircraft but has been limited to 160
2020107Typhoon and Typhoon T RAF estimate in December 2010 with five squadrons equipped with 20 aircraft each
Jan 2019156
Jan 2013100Typhoon and Typhoon T1
2012105Typhoon and Typhoon T1
201185Typhoon and Typhoon T1
201070Typhoon and Typhoon T1
200855Typhoon and Typhoon T1
200750Typhoon and Typhoon T1
200638Typhoon and Typhoon T1

Grand Total 70710
Cannons & Gear
BK 27x1
Defensive Weapons
EGBU-27 Paveway IIIx6
GBU-16 Paveway IIx4
GBU-49 Paveway IIx6
Paveway IVx6
Offensive Weapons
Marte ERx2
Spear 3x4
Storm Shadowx2
Taurus KEPD 350x2
Propulsion Systems
Protection Systems
Ariel Mk IIx2
Sensor Systems
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